GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVED RAPID TRANSIT TUNNELING SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. VOLUME II. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Two of the major objectives of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration Tunneling Program are to lower subway construction costs and reduce construction hazards and damage to the environment. This study consists of a two-volume report and aims to develop guidelines for improved rapid transit tunneling safety and environmental impact, that is, this effort is directed toward underground construction applicable to modern transit subway systems in urban areas. Investigation of subway construction jobs shows that at least two principles underlie treatment of environmental problems. First, planning and design should consider both short-term and permanent damage to environment, and second, a need for better communication of contractor's planned activities and public concerns so that disruptions can be minimized. Guidelines were developed along these principles and are grouped into the following categories: general, community relations, and specific environmental control techniques.
- See also Volume 1, PB-271 047.
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- Lemer, A C
- Cheng, C Y
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 138 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Construction projects; Drainage; Dynamics; Environmental impacts; Excavation and tunneling; Groundwater; Noise; Noise sources; Prevention; Public health; Public participation; Rail transit facilities; Rapid transit; Safety; Soils; Subways; Tunneling; Underground structures; Vibration; Water areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Soil dynamics; Surface waters
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Environment; Geotechnology; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00167064
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-2-IIFinal Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-802-2
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM